Saturday, February 14, 2015

Here are a couple secret recipes for quick and affordable ways to use your essential oils to eliminate 
bad odors and disinfect! You will love it! 

Amazing Odor Eliminator

This is a heavy duty odor eliminator originally formulated to get rid of Tom Cat Urine Odor!


To a 4 oz Glass Spray Bottle add Distilled Water and:
  • 27 drops of Purification Oil
  • 13 drops of Lemongrass Oil
  • 7 drops of Orange Oil
  • 7 drops of Peppermint Oil
  • 2 drops of Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base

Handy Wipes

  • #9 Round Rubbermaid Container
  •  ½ Large roll Bounty Paper Towels
  • 1-2 Tbsp Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups water
  • 10-12 drops Young Living Essential Oil

Cut paper towel roll in half. Mix water, gel base, and essential oil in container. Add paper towels, cover and let soak. Remove cardboard tube and pull wipes out from the center

Friday, January 9, 2015

Natural Home Remedies

Here is a before and after picture of a hot spot my dog Daniel ended up getting. I was thankful to have just learned about alternative options to treat skin infections decided to put it to the test!

I began giving my Collie, Daniel, 2 ounces of a whole food antioxidant juice called Ningxia Red each day to help boost his immune system. I also added several drops of the three Young Living Essential Oils (Lavender, Oregano, & Melaleuca Alternifolia) to a 2 ounce spray bottle with distilled water and sprayed that on the infected area 2-4 times each day. It started to dry up within the first week. The after picture shown was approximately 3 weeks after I began treating it...infection gone!

Since then I have enjoyed learning more and more about the benefit that therapeutic grade essential oils can have for not only our pets, but for us as well! We have started incorporating these incredible oils into what we do at Canine Acres Pet Resort with remarkable results.

I hope this post gives you a little information that will help you and your pet's be as healthy as possible!

I invite you to contact me if you have any questions or comments!

An all-natural way to reducing tartar buildup and freshening breath!

Does your dog have tartar buildup or stinky breath? Thieves mouthwash has been known to be a very effective and natural way to clean up your pups teeth and freshen their breath! The best part is that it's affordable and natural!

What are the Documented Uses for Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash? Bad breathe, dental or oral health, healthy gums, soothing  throat and freshening breath.

How do I use this? Just dip your finger or a toothbrush in the mouthwash and rub it on your dogs teeth each day and watch the tartar disappear!

Friday, December 19, 2014


Bailey was a Shih Tzu that we groomed every 8 weeks without fail. He was cute, fluffy, but downright unpredictable. You never knew when Bailey was going to snap, and when he did, he meant business. Not only was Bailey grumpy, he didn't appear to be real healthy. His coat was dull and he had that rusty looking discoloration around his paws. He also struggled with reoccurring ear infections. After visiting with Bailey's owner, she agreed to make a change in his diet. Bailey went from a low-quality over the counter dog food to a high-quality grain-free food. Eight weeks later Bailey came back for his spa day a different dog. There was no discoloration around his paws, his ears and coat looked great, and most importantly he remained calm and happy all the way through his grooming! We obviously hit the mark on this one! This went on for several months but unfortunately, that's not how it ended. After several months Bailey's mom decided that since he was better she would switch back to the cheaper food again. You can imagine what happened...the old Bailey came back to life and the new happy puppy was gone.
A couple more times she switched back and forth with the same predictable results.

This instance proved to me the importance of the foods we feed our pets. There is a lot to learn about the nutritional needs of our dogs. To start, here are a few things you definitely want to stay away from. 1. Corn 2. Meat By-Products 3. Wheat. Start by eliminating these you you will be on the right track!

I have found a website called Dog Food Advisor to be extremely helpful when researching pet foods. It's a great resource that gives you an unbiased food rating, as well as explanation, of almost all dog foods available. I'd encourage you to check it out!

Thursday, December 4, 2014



Manager of a pet resort, professional groomer, dorm advisor for college-age girls, in business with Young Living Essential Oils, owner of two Collies, three Suri Alpaca, and multiple Peafowl...yep, that would be me! Now I get to add "Blogger" to the list! 

My name is Hope Permann, I was born and raised in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, which is where I currently live. For over seven years I have worked as the supervising manager of a pet boarding and grooming resort called Canine Acres in the beautiful countryside of central Minnesota, and I love it! 

My goal with this blog is to hopefully share valuable information for any pet owner as well as those of you who have found yourselves, as I have, in a career working with animals. 

Join me in the adventures that pets tend to bring us on as we travel through life together.